The Latest in Liposuction
Westport | Fairfield CT
Some people have localized areas of body fat – lumps and bumps on the hips, abdomen, thighs, love handles, face or neck – that are extremely resistant to diet and exercise. It can be very frustrating when putting in a lot of effort to combat excess fat, to see no results month after month. This is why Dr. Ellen Mahony really enjoys performing liposuction procedures for the patients who come to her looking for solutions. The results are transformative for her patients’ appearance and their attitudes!
Liposuction is the Gold Standard for Targeted Fat Reduction
Despite the range of non-surgical fat removal procedures available – CoolSculpting, Zerona, laser liposuction, SculpSure, Vanquish and others – surgical liposuction remains the gold standard. The fact is that many of the non-surgical options are performed by people who aren’t surgeons but rather looking for “add on” procedures they can offer in their medical spas or as sole practitioners. Unfortunately, there can be a greater risk of contour irregularities or cysts that are left behind after fat is liquefied which can require surgical correction.
During the liposuction surgical procedure, Dr. Mahony will use small instruments to remove fatty tissue just below the surface of your skin, achieving a smoother, more sculpted body appearance. She addresses your particular anatomy and fat placement to make sure you come away with a carefully crafted result.
Enhance Liposuction with Complementary Treatments
Some people choose to have only liposuction to improve their body contours, and they’re very pleased with their results. Others enhance their liposuction results by combining additional plastic surgery procedures, such as a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or facial sculpting. Ellen’s patients even travel to her Westport, CT office from other areas, such as New Haven and Westchester NY, for her liposuction skills and experience.
If you’re not sure exactly what’s right for you, sit down and have an honest, woman-to-woman chat with Dr. Mahony. Together, you’ll determine whether you’re a good fit for liposuction. For example, it’s not a procedure to achieve weight loss. You’ll define the results you’re looking to achieve with Dr. Mahony as your partner.
After you visit Dr. Mahony for liposuction, you can look forward to a more contoured figure that feels better and looks great — both in and out of clothing.
See Dr. Mahony’s results: before and after liposuction.
ASK DR. MAHONY
I am a pretty big advocate for waiting until a young person “matures” – both in mind and body – before considering liposuction surgery. I’ve found that certain body types tend to hang on to fat during the pre-teen and teenage years more than others (there’s a reason it’s called baby fat!) and when you see them five or so years later, they’ve often dialed in their eating and exercise habits just as their bodies are adjusting to being in adult form! Liposuction shouldn’t be considered as a quick fix alternative to the healthy habits that (usually) address extra weight. As always, each case is individual and there are certain genetic conditions that can cause stubborn weight gain which require a visit with your specialist doctor before any aesthetic procedure is performed.
The general answer is that you’ll need about 3-5 days home from work and another 3-6 weeks before you do any strenuous exercise or lifting. The specific recommendation will need to wait until after your consultation.You will receive detailed recovery instructions will be given at our post-op visit during the week following your procedure. One thing you can count on is the value of massage and stretching after liposuction - it els so good and helps with healing!